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Quiz Gp Final Prelims - 17/03/08


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Quiz Gp Final Prelims - 17/03/08

  1. 1. Quiz GP Grand Finale Prelims
  2. 2. Q1 <ul><li>Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd started its first cafe in Brigade Road, Bangalore in 1996.Today it is spread across 69 Indian cities and has around 436 outlets. How are their cafe's better known as ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Q2 <ul><li>The company was founded in 1895 and opened its first factory in Wattens, Austria. In 1988 the company changed its original logo, the Edelweiss flower to that of a Swan. Identify ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q3(*****) <ul><li>Due to shortage of gasoline during war time in India, he is well known for having designed an auto part which could run on charcoal. Who? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q4 <ul><li>Rs.11.4 crore has been provided in the current budget towards a particular Scheme which is the largest school programme of its kind in the world. What are we talking about? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q5 <ul><li>Until July 31 st 2k7, he held the record for the longest serving Defence Minister, after which he had to assume the duties of the president in a temporary transfer of power. Who? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q6 <ul><li>Which video in the year 2005 won the AVN(Adult Video news) award for &quot;Best Selling Title of the Year&quot;, &quot;Best Renting Title of the Year&quot; and &quot;Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project.&quot;? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Q7 <ul><li>What has been blanked out??? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q8 <ul><li>His name is Dennis. What is his claim to fame? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q9 <ul><li>China regulates internet access very tightly, in fact occasionally, sites like blogspot have been banned. What creative term has been coined by Chinese IT guys to describe this access control? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q10 <ul><li>Complete the passage- &quot;It's almost like a powder. (The) ground mass is very fine. I'm going to step off the LM now. ___________________________________.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q11
  13. 13. Q12
  14. 14. Q13 <ul><li>Jim W Burke c Cowdrey b Tony Lock for 22 runs in a match between England and Australia. What is the significance of this one wicket? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q14 <ul><li>During WWII, the british pilot Bill Wright's Wellington Bomber aircraft crashed in Holland. He was taken and interrogated as a prisoner of war. Those trials, in which he was traumatized with the spotlight over him and himself on a chair, at last gave him an idea, which he sold to make something. What is it? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q15(*****) <ul><li>Two theories try to explain the origin of this extremely common usage. According to the first, it came about during the printing of the appendix of Rene Descartes' classic treatise &quot;La Geometries&quot;. While the text was being typeset the printer ran short of certain letters in the alphabet and therefore used a single alternative for all of them. The second theory claims that its usage alludes to the Arabic root word “shei” which stands for the unknown. What usage am I talking about? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Q16 <ul><li>This company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A specific scheme of the company was banned way back in 1993 since it greatly increased the no. of traffic violations. The scheme still continues in India. Name the company and the scheme. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q17(*****) <ul><li>This phrase was first used in the O’Reilly Media Conference in 2004 and has since become widely adopted. According to Tim O’Reilly, “It is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.” Sometime ago, the group announced that the phrase was trademarked evoking widespread protests among bloggers. Give me this phrase. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Q18 <ul><li>Khwaja Abdul Hamied set sail for Europe in 1924 and got admission in Berlin University as a research student of &quot;The Technology of Barium Compounds&quot;. He earned his doctorate three years later. In 1935, he set up The Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories. How is this company better known as ? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Q19 <ul><li>Recently an 11yr old boy _________ Bhanot sent a legal notice to &quot;; claiming damages of Rs.1 Cr citing psychological harassment. Fill in the blank. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Q20 <ul><li>During a lie detector test lying cause one person's blood pressure rise, the vascular tissue in the nose swells and becomes itchy. What phenomenon is described above? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Q21(*****)
  23. 23. Q22
  24. 24. Q23
  25. 25. Q24(*****) <ul><li>Stockpickr’s idea was to have an index by clubbing together thirteen stocks — Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Time Warner, General Electric, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Coca Cola, Amazon, Mattel, Hasbro, Enesco, Fossil, Johnson & Johnson. By what name is the index called? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q25 <ul><li>Which Taiwan based company that manufactures various computer parts and PDA's is named after the famed winged horse of greek mythology ? </li></ul>